Rating: 3 out of 5.

This is a cute LGBT contemporary romance set in a small town in Maine. Xavier has been dumped and passed over for a prestigious fellowship. He slinks home to lick his wounds, but his family have other ideas. Trying to get him out of his funk, Xavier’s mother presses him to work as a prep chef at a trendy new restaurant in town owned and operated by hot dad Logan. Logan doesn’t want to hire Xavier, but he needs the help. The duo find they have an unexpected connection, but since they both want different things in life, their relationship may be doomed before it really starts.

The book is told from Xavier’s point of view and it was a lot. I like him, but he is “extra”, and his rambling, sarcastic schtick gets to be a bit much at times. As others have mentioned, it would have been great to read Logan’s perspective as well. The book is unevenly paced. The two barely share a kiss, and then all of a sudden they are basically spending every night together and are a fully formed couple. Huh? Despite these issues this is still a cute and entertaining contemporary romance.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and Berkley Publishing Group. All opinions are my own.